Viber has updated its iOS app with a major new way to deal with spam. With Viber 5.1.1, now Viber users on iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices can block a spam message without opening it. This is a crucial update, because it means that spammers cannot see if you have actually read the message (and thus know the number they contacts is actively being used).
Even better, it means you can now block spammers. With the new version of Viber, you simply open the spam message, tap the settings icon, and tap “Block this Contact.” You will never get a message from that person again.
This is useful for getting rid of spammers, as well as other unwanted figures in your Viber contact list.
Viber has grown in popularity, meaning it has become a main target for spammers. Fortunately that is soon to be a thing of the past. With these powerful spam blocking options, Viber users can feel comfortable using the free messaging and calling app without pesky messages from annoying strangers and scammers.